In a hiring notice, Didi said it is hiring 580 van and truck drivers in ten cities including Beijing, Shanghai, eastern Hangzhou and southern Shenzhen for its on-demand logistics services.
Didi sorts the the vehicles in five categories, from small vans to 4.2 metre-long trucks. It requires drivers to have certain licences and will offer to train them, it said.
Didi, which is backed by SoftBank, launched delivery services in 21 Chinese cities in March during the lockdown.
Didi declined to comment. Its U.S. peer Uber Technologies Inc is operating Uber Freight service.
On-demand logistics service in China is crowded, with Manbang, Huolala and 58.com Inc’s Kuaigou as market leaders.